National Heroes Day The Filipino heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country
Lapu-Lapu Lapu-Lapu (1491–1542) was the datu of Mactan, an island in the Visayas in the Philippines, who is known as the first native of the archipelago to have resisted Spanish colonization. He is now regarded as the first Filipino hero.
EfrenPeñaflorida Efren Geronimo Peñaflorida Jr. (born March 5, 1981) is a teacher and social worker in the Philippines. He is the founder and head of the Dynamic Teen Comp any, which offers Filipino youth an alternative to street gangs through education, recreating school settings in unconventional locations such as cemeteries and trash dumps. In March 2009, Peñaflorida was featured as a CNN Hero as part of the news network's program to honor individuals who make extraordinary contributions to help others.
San Lorenzo Ruiz Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (c. 1600 – September 29, 1637), aka San Lorenzo de Manila, is the first Filipino saint (protomartyr) venerated in the Roman Catholic Church. He was martyred during persecution of Japanese Christians under the Tokugawa Shogunate in the 17th century.
Dr. Jose Rizal Dr. José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda(June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896, Bagumbayan), was a Filipino polymath, patriot and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He is considered a national hero for the Philippine and the anniversary of Rizal's death is commemorated as a Philippine Holiday called Rizal Day. Rizal's 1896 military trial and execution made him a martyr of the Philippine Revolution.